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Fixed structure Mathematical Morphology (MM) operators have been used to detect QRS complexes in the ECG. These schemes are limited by the arbitrary setting of threshold values. Our study aims at extracting QRS complex fiducial points using MM with an adaptive structuring element, on a beat-to-beat basis. The structuring element is updated based on the(More)
As part of the 2015 PhysioNet/CinC Challenge, this work aims at lowering the number of false alarms, which are a persistent concern in the intensive care unit. The multimodal database consists of 1250 life-threatening alarm recordings, each categorized as a bradycardia, tachycardia, asystole, ventricular tachycardia or ventricular flutter/fibrillation(More)
Tagging in online social networks is very popular these days, as it facilitates search and retrieval of diverse resources available on-line. However, noisy and spam annotations often make it difficult to perform an efficient search. Users may make mistakes in tagging and irrelevant tags and resources may be maliciously added for advertisement or(More)
Various studies have been performed to analyze and asses the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) in different settings. Our study aims at analyzing the BRS at rest and during different exercise stages and altitudes. Twenty-one young, healthy subjects underwent experimental trials near sea level, and two times at high altitude. BRS was calculated using the sequence(More)
Various approaches have been proposed to detect the R-waves in the ECG. From the derivative-based to more complicated wavelet transform methods, the main goal of these approaches is to extract the R-waves from the perturbations present in the ECG. Our study aims at proposing a simple preprocessing tool that suppresses perturbations and enhances the R-waves(More)
Base classifier's classification error and diversity are key factors in performance of ensemble methods. There is usually a trade-off between classification error and diversity in ensemble methods. Decreasing classification error of base classifiers usually makes them less diverse while increasing diversity, results in less accurate base classifiers. This(More)
This paper is part of a series titled “AltitudeOmics” that together represent a group of studies that explore the basic mechanisms controlling human acclimatization to hypoxia. This study aims at analyzing the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) at sea level, in acute and chronic hypoxia and test whether hyperoxia reverts the hypoxic effects.(More)
As a part of 2016 Physionet/CinC callenge, this work aims at the detection of abnormal phonocardiogram (PCG) recordings. Heart sound signal analysis has been an active research topic over the past decades with various studies such as heart sound segmentation and classification. We used the Physionet/CinC2016 challenge PCG database, which contains a large(More)
In this paper we propose a fast novel non-linear filtering method named Relative-Energy (Rel-En), for robust short-term event extraction from biomedical signals. We developed an algorithm that extracts short- and long-term energies in a signal and provides a coefficient vector with which the signal is multiplied, heightening events of interest. This(More)